SiriusXM Celebrates Sinatra's 100th Birthday With Programming Slate
December 9, 2015 at 2:51 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM has unveiled a slate of extensive programming to celebrate FRANK SINATRA’s 100th birthday on his exclusive channel, SIRIUSLY SINATRA.
The schedule will include a new special hosted by NANCY SINATRA including some of her personal favorites; shows hosted by FRANK SINATRA, JR. and TINA SINATRA; and an hour-long feature highlighting a new boxed set of rare radio recordings that FRANK made during the early part of his career; broadcasts of "THE CHAIRMAN'S HOUR," the SIRIUSLY SINATRA series ‘hosted’ by FRANK himself using archival material; and episodes of "PLAYING FAVORITES," the SIRIUSXM radio show featuring TOM BROKAW, TONY BENNETT, ANGIE DICKINSON, STEVE WYNN, LINDA RONSTADT and others hosting their favorite SINATRA tunes.
In addition, the weekend-long celebration will include a live broadcast from FRANK's favorite MANHATTAN hangout, PATSY'S, hosted by STEVE TYRELL, which will feature a national birthday "toast" to FRANK at 3p (ET and PT) inviting listeners to raise a glass to OL' BLUE EYES. SIRIUSLY SINATRA’s special programming will also feature broadcasts of FRANK’s television specials including "THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC" and other shows with special guests including DIAHANN, CARROLL, DEAN MARTIN, NATALIE COLE, TONY BENNETT, and ELLA FITZGERALD.
The special programming will also feature exclusive comments from performers at the recent SINATRA 100 Concert in LAS VEGAS, including LADY GAGA, ADAM LEVINE, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, GARTH BROOKS, JOHN LEGEND, KATHARINE McPHEE, LL COOL J, NICK JONAS, QUINCY JONES, TRISHA YEARWOOD, and USHER.
“After launching our exclusive SINATRA channel eight years ago, it has become the preeminent destination for his music and the AMERICAN Songbook,” said SIRIUSXM VP/GM Music Programming STEVE BLATTER. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the SINATRA family and are extremely proud to honor FRANK on his 100th birthday.”
The celebration airs around the clock FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th through SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13th on SIRIUSLY SINATRA.
SIRIUSXM’s RADIO CLASSICS, channel 148, will also be celebrating the event all week long, leading up to a marathon with exclusive commentary from FRANK’s granddaughter, AJ LAMBERT, on SATURDAY (12/12) at 4p (ET). And SIRIUSXM will turn on inactive satellite car radios for free this weekend for listeners to enjoy select channels, including SIRIUSLY SINATRA, ‘40s JUNCTION, ‘50s ON 5, and RADIO CLASSICS.